George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation For Sale at $15 Million

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Thanksgiving Proclamation For Sale At $15 Million

5/26/2023 3:30 PM PT

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Here’s a cool piece of United States history going up for sale … the proclamation George Washington issued making Thanksgiving a national holiday.

America’s first President issued the proclamation way back in October 1798, designating a Thursday in late November as the first official Thanksgiving holiday.

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The founding father’s handwritten proclamation, complete with his signature at the bottom, is going up for sale through Moments In Time … with a whopping $15 million price tag.

The historically significant document is being sold by a private collector, and its value has risen exponentially over the years as it’s changed hands.

When the piece first hit the open market in 1977, it sold for $3,000 … and when it was on the market again almost 7 years ago, it sold for $6.5 million.

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Now it’s going for $15 million … which is an awful lot of Thanksgiving dinners.

By George!!!